Azzi Momenghalibaf is a program officer with the Open Society Public Health Program, where she works to advance access to affordable medicines and promote medical innovation that serves the public interest. Previously, she led the program’s work on global access to affordable hepatitis C treatment and naloxone, which focused on addressing structural barriers to treatment access, including intellectual property law, corporate accountability, and drug policy.
Before joining Open Society in 2011, Momenghalibaf worked with community-based NGOs in India to promote the health and human rights of people living with HIV and people who use drugs. She managed a needle and syringe exchange program in marginalized neighborhoods, led a local HIV awareness campaign, and served as a technical advisor to the Indian Harm Reduction Network. She also previously worked as a researcher at the HIV Prevention Lab in Toronto, exploring psychosocial risk factors of HIV transmission in Canada and India, and as a behavioral analyst teaching and developing educational programs for children and adults with autism.
Momenghalibaf holds a BSc in Psychology from York University and an MPH from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.